125th AES Convention Expands Broadcast Audio Profile


125th AES Convention Broadcast Committee Chair David K. Bialik

In his 20th turn as Chair of the AES Convention Broadcast Committee, leading industry consultant David K. Bialik (pictured) has shaped a far-ranging program of workshops, special events and panels for the 125th Convention scheduled for October 2-5, 2008 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

“One of our most resourceful and indomitable Committee Chairs, David Bialik also holds the distinction of coordinating broadcast events for both our West and East Coast conventions,” says AES Executive Director Roger Furness. “His sense of commitment and dedication are matched only by his ability to produce outstanding and extremely well-attended programs.”

“This Convention revisits issues which continue to impact heavily on the Broadcast sector even as they evolve through an ongoing chain of permutations,” Bialik says. “Loudness, the transition to digital broadcasting, Internet streaming and growing concerns over ‘listener fatigue’ promise to spark lively and informative discussions.”

Program topics include Mobile/Handheld Broadcasting—Developing a New Medium; the History of Audio Processing (in association with the Historical Committee); Considerations for Facility Design (a roundtable discussion); DTV Audio Myths; the Lip Sync Issue; Listener Fatigue and Longevity; Audio and Non-Audio Services and Applications for Digital Radio; Internet Streaming—Audio Quality, Measurement and Monitoring; Audio Transportation; and the Art of Sound Effects with Sue Zizza and David Shinn of Radio Works.

“David Bialik has once again developed an outstanding series of Broadcast Events,” says Furness. “The 125th AES Convention Exhibition Hall will lend additional strength to this program, as many broadcast technology manufacturers rely on our ability to attract quality attendees targeted to their meaningful new product introductions.”

The 125th AES Convention will be held in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, October 2-5, 2008. For a preliminary calendar of events, visit www.aes.org.